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FCC Gives Green Light on White Spaces for "Super Wi-Fi"

Published on September 23, 2010
by Beth Callaghan

The five members of the FCC voted unanimously today to open up white spaces–unused airwaves between TV stations–to deliver “super Wi-Fi” with the ability to penetrate walls, leap tall buildings and deliver much greater range at higher speeds than Wi-Fi as we know it now. Development in the arena is expected to drive billions of dollars of investment by industry leaders who have been chomping at the bit since the agency first voted to allow the use of white space in 2008, when opposition from TV broadcasters held the plan back.

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